OPENING FOR 2015-2016
Avicenna Academy, a small, private, PS-8 institution in the Merrillville/Crown Point area, seeks a highly motivated, licensed with the state of Indiana, teacher for a multi-level classroom. We are dually accredited (IDOE & AdvancED). Teacher will be tasked with teaching Social Studies and English Language Arts for students in grades 4 through 8, and may be responsible for Science and/or Math for grades 4 and 5. The position is somewhat flexible for the right candidate. Teacher must work well independently and be a good team player. S/he must be passionate about education and willing and able to teach every child, at the child’s level.
We offer our students an excellent education in an Islamic environment, and we welcome all qualified teaching candidates, regardless of religious affiliation.
Our mission is to teach students to nurture a positive self-image as twenty-first century, global citizens. We instill the fundamental principles of personal faith, honorable character, and commitment to scholarship as a means of supporting each child in reaching his/her full potential.
Requirement: Indiana state educator's license and clean background check
Preferred: Experience with mixed-level classroom
Compensation: consistent with our in-house scale and commensurate with level of education and years of teaching experience.
Benefits include paid vacation/sick days.
If you are interested in applying for the position, please send resume, educational philosophy, three letters of reference, letter of intent, and answers to the essay questions to Amanda Arceo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “prospective employee” in the subject line of your email and you will receive verification of receipt within 24 hours. Thank you!
Please respond to each question in 500 words or less.
1) How would you differentiate a 4th grade social studies lesson to accommodate for students who are below and above average in the subject area? Feel free to use a specific lesson as an example.
2) How would you use data to alter your instruction in the classroom? At Avicenna we use NWEA’s Measures of Academic Progress, similar to Acuity.
3) How would you encourage parental involvement in your classroom?
4) Describe your classroom management style.
June 30th or until filled.